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in·sub·or·di·nate

 (ĭn′sə-bôr′dn-ĭt)
adj.
Not submissive to authority: has a history of insubordinate behavior.

in′sub·or′di·nate n.
in′sub·or′di·nate·ly adv.
in′sub·or′di·na′tion n.
Synonyms: insubordinate, rebellious, mutinous, factious, seditious
These adjectives mean engaged in or promoting the defiance of established authority. Insubordinate implies failure or refusal to submit to the authority of a superior: was fired for being insubordinate.
Rebellious implies open defiance of authority or resistance to control: rebellious students demonstrating on campus.
Mutinous pertains to revolt against constituted authority, especially that of a naval or military command: mutinous sailors defying the captain.
Factious implies unruly dissension within a group or organization: "The army has been embroiled in a standoff battle against a [hornets'] nest of factious groups" (Time).
Seditious applies mainly to the treasonous stirring up of resistance against a government: rebels distributing seditious pamphlets.

insubordinate

(ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdɪnɪt)
adj
1. not submissive to authority; disobedient or rebellious
2. not in a subordinate position or rank
n
an insubordinate person
ˌinsubˈordinately adv
ˌinsubˌordiˈnation n

in•sub•or•di•nate

(ˌɪn səˈbɔr dn ɪt)

adj.
1. not submitting to authority; disobedient.
n.
2. a person who is insubordinate.
[1840–50]
in`sub•or′di•nate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insubordinate - not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
subordinate - subject or submissive to authority or the control of another; "a subordinate kingdom"
2.insubordinate - disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"

insubordinate

insubordinate

adjective
Refusing or failing to obey:
Translations
عاصٍ، مُتَمَرِّد
neukázněný
ulydig
óhlÿîinn
nepaklausīgsnepakļāvīgs
asiisyankâritaatsiz

insubordinate

[ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdənɪt] ADJ [person, behaviour] → insubordinado

insubordinate

[ˌɪnsəˈbɔːrdɪnət] adjinsubordonné(e)

insubordinate

adjaufsässig

insubordinate

[ˌɪnsəˈbɔːdənɪt] adjinsubordinato/a

insubordinate

(insəˈboːdənət) adjective
(of a person or his behaviour) disobedient or rebellious. an insubordinate employee.
ˈinsuˌbordiˈnation (-boː-) noun
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